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that works for you. -- you're watching the station that works for you now good morning maryland. >> you and your family should have a safety plan. that's one way to keep you all safe from fires. we will hear what else the experts have to say about avoiding a tragic situation. and they are supposed to save your life. we expect them to work. your air bag may be full of hot air. what you need to know to make sure your family is safe on the road. >> reporter: orioles, yankees get ready for game 3 in the big apple. but before they do, city of baltimore wants you do bring -- to bring out your o's spirit. >> charley will fill us in. good morning and thanks for joining us. i am megan pringle alongside meteorologist lynette charles and lauren cook keeping ion on the road. that parade and the baltimore run -- an eye on the road and the parade and the baltimore run. >> reporter: we are dealing with several accidents not to mention a lot of fog across the
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region. i will have more on the delays coming up in few. >> all right. >> it feels like a fall day. >> very muggy start. >> yeah. we are. there's a lot of moisture out there. that's where the fog is coming from. going into the later morning hours and the afternoon we could see sunshine and also we will have a front to work with as well. so that could be pulling in few more clouds. so we will have a sun cloud mix going into the afternoon. but, this morning, not as chilly. not as cold as it has been. and that's because of the cloud surfacing across the area this morning. we are at 56 in edgemere as well as chestertown. good morning columbia. you are at 53 right now and maryland's most powerful radar was active overnight but now we are nice and dry and this should pretty much be the story going throughout the day. that cold front will move through. but mainly it should stay dry. so as we go through the planner, 8 this morning, still patchy fog but temperatures at 57. look at the high. 70 degrees and it's going to be a nice one. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. and you said you have lots of
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accidents. >> reporter: yes, we have trouble on 95 where there's a crash along the northbound lanes at route 32. it has been confined to the shoulder and if you are heading down to dc there are no delays right now but that could very well change later this afternoon. the nationals take on the cardinals around one. so expect a lot of congestion right around 4:00 this afternoon. now in baltimore, we are dealing with several accidents. there's trouble in northeast baltimore right where there's a crash on bel air road at erdman and another accident on alameda and cold spring lane. 695, this is what it looks like at harford road in parkville. everything up to speed. on outer loop towards towson and inner loop no delays to 95. the west side of the beltway at old court road, traffic is starting to pick up here at old court road. a 14-minute ride on the outer loof from -- outer loop from 795 to 95. that's your abc2 timesaver traffic. if you know one thing about
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baltimore, we take pride in our teams and that's why baseball season has been so exciting this fall. and that excitement continues this morning. that's because game 3 gets underway tonight in new york. the festivities may be going on there but they are happening here, too. that's why charley crowson is live down at city hall this morning letting us know what they are doing to get prepared. charley what's going on? >> reporter: megan, a big pep rally scheduled for 10:307b9 front lawn of city hall. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake tweeted out a all call for the fans to bring the spirit andenthusiasm when we had the games sunday and monday night. it's 10:30 wrought side city hall tonight. but when you think back to 1996, 16 years and 1 day to the date the last time the orioles were in yankees stadium and you remember game 1, jeffrey, tony and jeter and names we all
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remember. baltimore fans, the phantom home run that sent the game to home innings the game the yankees won in game one of the alcs. that was 1996. and that was old yankees stadium a new ball park for the yankees to call home and this is the first time baltimore goes there as a playoff contender. jamie costello tells us this morning exactly what the city of new york did with that old ball park. >> reporter: game 3 tonight and the best of 5 series here atyankees stadium. orioles gone discal ease against -- gonzales against theyank yankees. and unget -- yankees. fall has fallen on yankee stadium. this is the original field of old yankees stadium. home plate where dempsey used to drop two fingers and palmer would high kick. the meeting place for all out of towners and an exercise area, handball court, and a track. right in the middle of a nice turf field with soccer or
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football every night. but it's october, and the orioles are the one who is find themselves in the middle of the baseball universe. game time tonight is 7:37. if you are thinking about driving up from baltimore to be here tonight, on the street and stub hub they are selling tickets for $50 to get inside the door. we will see you tonight live at 5, 6 and 11:00 news. in the bronx with the orioles, jamie costello for good morning maryland. >> reporter: all right. jamie, don harrison and the crew had you covered for everything you need to know with orioles related for the divisional series underway in new york. looking back at a video. it's the looksry of being -- luxury of being at old stadium in 2008 and i spent four innings walk around the ball park because it was truly one of baseball's great cathedrals and museum for a great game. >> all right. well, new ball park and hopefully we are going to have a win tonight in the next three
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nights. we will check in in a bit. you never think it's going to happen to you but it happens every day. we are talking about fires. more than 2300 people die in fires every year. and so abc2 news is working for you this morning to help you with some tips that could save your life. the u.s. consumer product safety commission are urging you to install smoke alarms. it seems like a no brain are but a lot of you don't -- brainer but a lot of you don't have them. make sure they are work properly and have batteries. develop and practice a family fire escape plan. >> that takes time for a family to get organized. but it will save your family's life. so, it's not that people are not getting it. it's that we are busy and we forget about the things until it's too late. >> the consumer product safety commission says the top causes of the fire in homes, cooking, heating and cooling equipment. you wouldn't want this guy on your flight for sure. but for many people, they are breathing a sigh of relief to
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find out security caught him. the man was arrested at l.a.x. for dressing in a bulletproof vest and flame retardant plants. officers say that's just part of it. he was carrying in his luggage smoke grenades, a gas mask, leg irons other weapons body bags and biohazard suit. he was headed to boston. he is now facing numerous charges this morning. a teacher is attacked while walking down an alley. the whole thing was caught on camera. 6 young men were heading in the other direction and you can see right here one punched him in the face. the blow knocked him to the ground and he hit his head pretty hardch the victim taken to the hospital with cuts and bruises. pretty bad injuries there. we will show you a live picture of nasa. this is the first official commercial flight to the international space station and it's expected to reach the destination within the hour. the unmanned capsule is packed with a thousand pounds of cargo every thing from low sodium
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food kits to clothing and computer hard drives. a live picture this morning this is expected to basically reach the destination in the next hour. we are saving money where we can clipping coupons and looking for the best deals. so it may surprise you to find out how much we spend on costumes for our pets. we love them, but this is in the millions. actually hundreds of millions of dollars. also ahead this morning, a weird excursion but a cute one. we will tell you about this and kind of begs the question would you be willing to swim with the tigers. no? what about a gator? details ahead. we will be right back.
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6:41. thanks for joining us. you plan on dressing up your pet for halloween? well costumes like this are
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expected to cost you an all -- and all americans 270 million dollars this year alone. that's up they say about 19% from last year. now according to a survey, conducted by the national retail federation, pumpkins will be the most popular pet costume out there. 270 million dollars going towards our pets. how would you like to swim with a tiger cub? well, if you want to, you have to shell out $200 to do it and travel to florida. check out why so many people think this might be a fun idea. a popular attraction happening in dade city at wild things. they say that you can get about 30 minutes to play with a cub tiger swim with him and feed him and tony is the not only swimmer in the busy pool. there's also alley the alligator and her mouth is taped shut and in both instances there is a handler present. if you want to hang out with the baby gator or tiger cub. the government says wells fargo scamed many of you and we
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will tell you why they are going to court and what this is all about. plus we don't blame the guys for running. after all thanksgiving is coming up. more on a neighborhood dealing way ward turkey. >> and we have lots of clouds around this morning. i will tell you when we will see the sun coming up. >> reporter: well, the west side of the beltway is extremely conjested at old court road and we are dealing with several accidents. details coming up on good morning maryland.
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good wednesday morning thanks for joining i am megan pringle. fipple time for your abc2 news to go -- time for your abc2 news to g sherrie johnson is live with a consumer alert about fony air bags and charley is live with detail on how this city is plapping to cheer on the -- planning to cheer on o's. but first the weather with meteorologist lynette charles. >> good morning. let's check out maryland's most powerful radar because we are dry. we did get showers overnight and they were much needed but things are drying out and as we
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go into the afternoon, we will see a few peeks of sunshine as well. and tomorrow is going to be the day. but for right now, 47 in jefferson. dew point of 47. we have a little bit of light misting out there and also some patchy fog. and manchester more of the same with the temperatures actually above average at 51 degrees. and we are at 54 in owings mills this morning. and as we head throughout the day this is what to expect by lunchtime. or afternoon rather. 70 at the -- is the high for today. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well in addition to the fog we are dealing with several accidents across the region. expect delays on route 295 all due to an accident along the southbound lanes at arundel mills. traveling in baltimore city, we have a crash downtown on mlk at fayette street. and traveling around city hall right around 10:30 this morning, expect a lot of congestion we have the big orioles parade taking place. and northeast baltimore,
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there's another accident at cold spring lane. 695 in parkville, harford road, inner loop slowing down towards 95. that outer loom loop is jamming up towards prodense. -- outer loop is jamming up towards providence. inner loop speeds clocking in at just 19 miles per hour and that outer loop you are looking at a 16-minute ride travel from 795 down towards 95. megan. over to you. it's 6:48. and if you are waking up and kind of tired this morning, you can't blame the o's. you and the team hopefully got a good night's rest and now it's onto game 3 in new york against the yankees. charley is live this morning with all you need to know for the game tonight and the big event that is planned downtown this morning. what's happening? >> reporter: well, we have a pep rally scheduled for this morning outside city hall at 10:30. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake is calling on orioles fans to break out the orange even
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though the team is on the road come down to city hall and cheer them on and bring enthusiasm for game 1 and two at camden yards and for the game tonight, first pitch is set for 7:37. and pregame on tbs starts around 7:30. but, we have plenty of time to get rocking and rolling getting ready for the game. 7:30 from yankees stadium in new york. game 4 tomorrow night also at 7:30 and game 5 if necessary is played at 5 on friday. and again, the pep rally this morning that's the big story come down here to city hall at 10:30 to route on the o's. we are live downtown charley crowson abc2 news. all new this morning another person has died this from the deadly meningitis outbreak. linda so is here with all the details that you need to know this morning. linda this latest case there has been one in maryland but the fatality where did that happen. >> reporter: it happened in florida and the victim was the 70-year-old man. we are told that it's the first death linked to the outbreak of
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the rare form of meningitis and more people have gotten sick there. that raises the death toll to 12in more than 100 people have gotten sick nationwide. outbreak spread to 10 states including here in maryland where one person has died. the meningitis outbreak has been linked to tainted steroid shots for back pain. it was made by a pharmacy in massachusetts and has since recalled all of its products. now 75 medical facilities in 23 states received the contaminated shots including seven facilities here in maryland. the cdc says as many as 13,000 people could have gotten the tainted shots. linda so, abc2 news. toyota is recalling more than 7 million cars worldwide involving dozens of models produced between 2005 and 2010 including the yaris and corolla and the company says the car has a faulty power window switch. so far there haven't been injuries or accidents reported associated with this. but this is the biggest recall
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for the company since 1996. and an important warning. this dealing with counterfeit air bags used in cars during their repairs. sherrie johnson joins us live this morning to tell us what we need to know what's the recall all about? >> reporter: well, we depend on these air bags you know. they save a lot of lives each and every day and today the government is basically warning car owners whose air bags have been replaced in the past three years that dangerous counterfeit bags may have been installed. the national highway traffic safety administration says tens of thousands of car owners may be driving vehicles with counterfeit air bags. some of the counterfeit bags don't inflate properly. and in one case, a counterfeit bag fired shards of plastic and projectiles on impact. they have been made to look like air bags by automaker and include a manufacture are's logo and no deaths or injuries
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have been reported. checking out air bags could run from 100 or more and some types of cars have as many as air bags. so car owners basically should check the government website at sapper or check with your local dealership. make sure that you don't have one of the counterfeit air bags. reporting live in rogers forge, sherrie johnson abc2 news. a man drives to pick -- a pickup truck and slams it into a liquor store. the camera captured and the damage with the wall of the liquor store falling on the store clerk it's hard to believe what the video which we will show you that employee was not seriously hurt. police say that the driver left the scene moments after thatcrash. officers tracked him down a short time later. we will get the video online on the government is suing wells fargo over allegations ofmortgage fraud. according to them they made reckless fraudulent loans and
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wells faringos denies the allegation. you are about to get more money from the government if you get social security benefits. this according to the american institute for economic research. they can he can -- expect a 1.a 5 to 1.7 -- 1.5 to 1.7 increase. the smart phone app will gib youable sees to exer. he cantive orders and speeches and it offers a mapping option to provide users information based on the location. in a move to cut back on the cost of health insurance olive garden and red lobster are switching to workers part times with that status under the health care lawns law those with50 or more workers could be fined if they are -- [audio not understandable] wal-mart is testing a retail service. customers who buy eye tells online during the who will -- buy items online during the
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holiday season. sin city may be a tempting place but honesty goes a long way even there. cabba cabdriver -- a cabdriver found a quarter of a million dollars left in the van and he returned it and got a thank you hug and $2,000 reward. now his friends tease him because that's less than 1% tip but he says it means a lot to him. time for a check on your weather. it's a big tip. >> yeah it is. i probably would have given him more. >> yeah. but i think everybody would have done the right thing and that's a good thing. >> you hope so. >> let's talk about what's going on right now. we are not dealing with a whole lot look at maryland's most powerful radar but we are going to be dealing with again clouds moving in across the area. we can see it around new york this morning. and this is going to be the name of the game possibly as we can see wet weather back off towards the west there. but here at home this morning, we are dealing with the clouds and patchy fog across the area as well.
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and right now, temperatures coming in above average. look at centerville. 58 right nowch good morning easton at 57. -- now. good morning easton at 57. let's go outside in bel air where we have plenty of clouds hovering going througho the day. we will be seeing a few more peeks of sunshine across the area. so this is what we are working with. we are waiting for the cold front to move this with it it will be bringing in more cloud cover. i will call it a sun cloud mix throughout the day. maybe a stray shower, but behind that, high pressure builds in for tomorrow and we will cool things down. a chilly start but we will have temperatures once gone below average in the afternoon. today's temperature coming in right around 70 degrees. bundle up tonight 43 mostly clear and chilly and here's the orioles forecast as they play the yankees. temperatures at 62 degrees. and it's going to be breezy there with the wind out of the southwest at about 15 to 20 miles an hour. the 7-day forecast looks stellar with plenty of sunshine. let's check the traffic with lauren. good morning. >> reporter: good morning.
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go orioles. unfortunately we have several accidents to tell you about this morning. trouble on route 295 where there's a crash on the southbound lanes at arundel mills boulevard. and another accident in downtown baltimore right on fayette street at mlk. using 695, here's a live look at the delays on the northwest corner at old court road. inner loop jammed through pikesville and that outer loop extremely slow as you make thedrive towards interstate 70. traveling the beltway in parkville this is what it looks like at harford road. no problems getting off towards towson. before we go we want to leave you with cute video. meet roger the turkey strutting his stuff around in glendon minimum societia. -- minnesotaa. he has been caught peeping through the -- minnesota. he has been caught peeping through the window. and so they are doing what they can to get the turkey out of the neighborhood. but in the meantime, we are thinking about a different type bird here. >> exactly. >> the orioles. we wish them well tonight in new york. we will see you tomorrow
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morning starting at 4:30. we will have an update in 30 minutes on the commute into work. >> go o's
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